Hols4heroes (Oct project)

Discussion in 'The NAAFI Bar' started by Hols4Heroes, Oct 25, 2012.

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  1. Hols4Heroes

    Hols4Heroes War Hero Good Egg (charities)

    With the vehicles back from Spain now for servicing, taxing, repairs and general maintenance has begun. Its been decided that they are more than upto another season.

    2 passed their MOTs with minor work, one needed a clutch and both needed brake pads.

    The Renault is in need of a windscreen but I nearly shat my innards out when I got a price, does anyone know a windscreen dude?

    I'm rattling the pot again folks, with tax, insurance, MOTs and the work required to get these on the road for a further season is coming close to £1500.

    Can we sort it?

    I know its not going to be an overnight thing, its a big ask, these wagons are work horses and have put in large amounts of mileage in quite demanding conditions.

    Giz a leg up and a start?

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    Daily sitreps to follow
  2. only 1450 to go
  3. If they are currently insured in the UK, see if they have windscreen insurance, if so just go for a short drive and get Auto glass to fix it or replace it for free or a small fee!

    Some dosh in bound tomorrow!
  4. I'll bung a couple of hundred in when I get chance today.
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  5. Hols4Heroes

    Hols4Heroes War Hero Good Egg (charities)

    Been down the insurance route, not covered due to policy being specialist for Spanish use.

    got someone belling round scrap heaps and breakers etc.

    A very nice local tyre dealer gave 3 brand new tyres, saved us £465.
  6. Hols4Heroes

    Hols4Heroes War Hero Good Egg (charities)

    £50 dent in the balance so far, many thanks

    Fair bit to go yet though, so cough up slags!
  7. 20 sent
  8. Will send some money at the end of the month (3 days!).

    Out of interest why are these vehicles brought back to the uK for repairs and servicing? Why not get a local garage to do the work? If the cars were registered in Spain would the insurance not be cheaper? Just a thought as the cost of hauling them all the way back to the UK (not to mention the wear and tear) must be considerable.

    If you need first aid kits for the vehicles, individuals or even the holiday homes then let me know.
  9. Hols4Heroes

    Hols4Heroes War Hero Good Egg (charities)

    They need to carry a UK MOT certificate and unless they are exported to Spain, devaluing them hugely they have to return for a thousand and one legal reasons.

    All avenues have been covered with this, many on the other thread regarding haulage.

    Many thanks so far, good start, £130 so far.

    Giz a lift slags :)

  10. Cheers, just wondered.

    First Aid Kit Offer still on.
  11. Hols4Heroes

    Hols4Heroes War Hero Good Egg (charities)

    Yes please!!
  12. Wordsmith

    Wordsmith LE Book Reviewer

    3.33% of your problem solved...

  13. Incoming on Tuesday, but I can sort you out with loads of polythene and parcel tape, that's your windscreen fixed :grin: